Tiny Town, USA – A herd of red tulips paraded across East State Street around 2 p.m. on Friday April 22, protesting the unacceptable weather conditions and lack of sunlight.
The peaceful protest was monitored by local security forces until the "tulipomania" event ended with a quiet re-planting on a traffic divider.
Speaking in Dutch, a representative for the tulip protest said:
"Ze zijn gewoon te doen wat elke intelligente levensvorm zou doen: op zoek naar groenere weiden aan de andere kant. We bewegen in de richting van plezier en weg van de pijn."
According to Prof. Wiki, Tulip mania or tulipomania (Dutchnames include: tulpenmanie, tulpomanie, tulpenwoede, tulpengekte and bollengekte) was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed.
At the peak of tulip mania, in February 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman.
No arrests were made and no one at the scene could translate the Dutchman's comments.
– C. Penbroke Handy, who noticed some daffodils hiding out among the tulips